Antique Australian 9ct Yellow Gold ‘Lily Of The Valley’ Brooch By Willis and Sons Circa 1900

Another piece by one of our best early Australian jewellery Willis and Sons.

Crafted in soft hued 9ct yellow gold and modelled as a Lily of the Valley brooch, symbolising a ‘return to happiness’ and representing ‘ purity, luck and humility’.
Studded with 14 sweet little half seed pearls, all of which are original with no replacements.

Hallmarked clearly to the verso with Willis and Sons iconic hallmark.

History of Lily of the Valley

On May 1, 1561, King Charles IX received lily of the valley as a gift of luck and continued the tradition every first of May by giving the women of his court this fragrant flower. Today, every year in France, bunches of lily of the valley are sold on streets. It is also considered the flower of fairies, its tiny bells used as cups from which to drink.

Please note boxes are for display only

4.5cm x 2cm
2.94 Grams
‘Unicorn’ / 9 / ‘W’ for Willis and Sons
Very good to excellent condition.  Original pin and C clasp.  All seed pearls original with no re-gluing.

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